May 2017 Table of Contents

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Bathing Beauties

Whether you’re freshening up your powder room, giving the master ensuite a full-on renovation or just dreaming of a change, these eight sweet bathroom designs from designers across the West offer plenty of inspiration.

Incredible Lightness of Being

A stunning modernist home on Bowen Island designed by architect Frits de Vries is a glass jewel box crafted with the intent of capturing forest and ocean views—as well as the happiness of its residents within.

Open House

A grand traditional-meets-contemporary house designed to host five or 50 manages to be both magnificent and homey.

Ones to Watch

Calgary architecture firm MODA works to bring meaning back to their craft.


We’re swooning over spring seating, colourful serving trays and metallic pendant lights.


A modern tea café in Vancouver,a Calgary jewellery boutique and an Edmonton stationery shop to check out now.

Great Spaces

Aly Velji designed restaurant Foreign Concept with a nod to the past.

Wall Finishes We Love

Pretty paints and wild wallpapers that nod to natural inspiration.

Ice, Ice Bay

Get ready for a sweet summer with our easy primer on making artisanal ice cream.

My Neighbourhood

Designer and artist Martha Sturdy shares her favourite Pemberton haunts.


Pull on your wellies for a stroll through England’s famed Cotswolds.

Trade Secrets

A cool new way to use wallpaper, according to designers Erin Chow and Megan Baker.